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Episode 27: Along for the ride with Vaughn Zimmerman


NRHA Million Dollar Owner Zimmerman, of Rogersville, Missouri, served on the initial board of the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF) from 2001 through 2004 and is an RHF Gold Donor. He served several years as an NRHA Board member (2005-2009) and was a member of the NRHA Finance, Sale, Hall of Fame, and Sire & Dam Committees. An NRHA Corporate Partner and National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Gold Sponsor, Zimmerman has provided sponsorships at many regional and major events such as the Tulsa Reining Classic and the High Roller Reining Classic. He has provided support to NRHA Affiliates through donations of stallion breedings to many breeding program auctions.


In addition to owning top caliber performance horses, Zimmerman consistently brings highly sought-after consignments to the NRHA Markel Insurance Futurity Sales. In 2011, he consigned the top seller, Commanders Lil Step, who sold for $200,000. The next year, he consigned Not Ruf At All. However, he made what can certainly be deemed now as a very wise decision and chose to keep the colt, who went on to win the Level 4 Open at the 2013 NRHA Futurity, 2014 NRHA Derby and 2016 NRBC, becoming the third reining Triple Crown winner.


Zimmerman is also involved in other areas of the horse industry including reined cow horse and Thoroughbred race horses, but his passion is the reining horse. His contributions have made, and will continue to make, reining a great sport. He has paved the way for his grandchildren – Taylor and Jacob Zimmerman – to continue the Zimmerman reining legacy. Both are very active in aged events, and they also share the same passion Zimmerman has for reining.

Episode 26: Along for the ride with Dr John Newcomb


Dr John Newcomb, DVM is very passionate about the health and well being of horses that compete at the highest level and will share in this podcast what it takes to keep and maintain top-level equestrian athletes. He is the practicing veterinarian at Fappani Performance and many other performance horse, jumping and dressage horse barns. John has been the FEI certified vet as well as the USEF reining team veterinarian in past FEI World Equestrian Games. He has also served on the AQHA Research Committee and was a graduate of University of Califorina Davis.

Episode 25: Along for the ride with Sandy Collier


Sandy’s highly respected training methods are the result of a lifetime of success, her positive mental attitude and her personal style as a perfectionist. She has a wealth of advice for riders of every discipline and shares 30+ years of professional experience through her hands-on horse training clinics and training videos. Her rare talent as an educator and speaker may even exceed her exceptional talents as a horse trainer. NRCHA Hall Of Fame, Open Snaffel Bit Futurity Champion, Cowgirl Hall Of Fame, AQHA World Champ

Episode 24: Along for the ride with Teddy Robinson


Teddy Robinson, First NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, Current earnings exceeding $2 million. He is one of the winningest riders in the history of the reined cow horse, with seven NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Championships and two World’s Greatest Horseman titles to his name. With over $100K in NCHA and Over $100K in NRHA earnings Teddy is a well rounded horseman.Ted is known for even more than his success and his obvious talent. His energetic attitude and jovial personality have made him a fan and industry favorite.

Episode 23: Along for the ride with Katie Tims


Our ALONG FOR THE RIDE™, Episode #23 is with Katie Tims. Many of you followed every word she wrote during her career as the Editor for Quarter Horse News. Katie was born and raised in Surprise Valley, an extremely “rural” northeastern corner of California– growing up on a cattle ranch which now spans five generations. She started riding horses with her dad before she could walk. Working for Performance Horse Magazine, then Quarter Horses News from 2001- 2012, Katie continues to be an influencer today as freelance author and writer. Most significantly, her stories created a platform for “Open Discussion”– always bringing forward both sides of the issues– “You have to learn the background of the issues and figure out a way to work together.” You’ll enjoy our conversation…and her stories!

Episode 22: Along for the ride with Patty Tiberg


News Flash – Patty Tiberg Publisher & Vice President of Morris Equine Group, including Quarter Horse News, Western Horseman, Barrel Horse News, Equi-Stat, Horse City, NBHA, Road To The Horse, Western LifeStyle Retailer.


Patty discuss the digital future of Quarter horse news and the decision to suspend the print version of Quarter Horse News.

Episode 21: Along for the ride with Arek Boulding


Arek Boulding – Arek has been providing Fappani Performance’s farrier work since 2002. Arek is at the top of his trade and has setup and shoed many champions in multiple disciplines. Rarely will one find the combination of skill, knowledge and commitment in understanding the movement and mechanics of performance horses at the highest level. Andrea and Arek discuss how they help and setup their horses for success. Arek’s passion for hard work and a job well done is contagious and refreshing.

Episode 20: Training the Open NRHA Futurity Horse


Training the Open NRHA Futurity Horse– Andrea takes you through the entire process of what it takes to own, train, manage and show a Futurity horse. The importance and emphasis of the two year old foundation, the equipment, care/feeding, costs, work week and exceptions. He will also explain his strategy and the process of choosing his final three for the futurity. It’s a great podcast for the fan, trainer, owner and non pro.


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Episode 19: Along for the ride with Amberley Snyder


Amberley’s story of triumph over tragedy. This is a story of a cowgirl whose love for horses overpowered all challenges put in her path. Her rodeo career began at a young age and her future was destined for success. A truck accident changed Amberley’s life at age eighteen, leaving her paralyzed. She has let the challenges she faces refine her, not define her. Andrea and her discuss how she has adopted her training techniques to remain competitive without the uses of her legs with the mind of a champion.

Episode 18: InstaGram Live Question & Answer

Take a listen…We’ve grabbed a few questions and answers from our first LIVE Along For The Ride™ Instagram Q & A…

It was an great opportunity to interact with some of our listeners and discuss a variety of subjects– all very good questions and it’s just the beginning of what we plan to do more of in the future. “ASK, LEARN, LISTEN” more to come!